We can help overcome your challenges
Improve availability and reliability while ensuring cost certainty. Our three decades of experience in renewables mean we can help you optimize your return on investment for offshore and onshore wind turbines and generators.
We’ve delivered over 6 GW of projects, in all terrains, including 2.5 GW offshore. We're independent of original equipment manufacturers, and can support you in challenging their repair and maintenance strategies and gaining maximum value for money.
For new build projects we can support you to:
For existing assets we can support you to:
Our solutions to optimize your wind assets
Asset Investment Projects
Compliance, Risk & Safety
Early warning of gearbox issue saves maintenance cost
Our advanced condition monitoring service has helped to ensure both the safe operation and the cost-effective maintenance of our client’s 209-turbine onshore wind farm in the US. As well as giving early warning of potential failure risks – enabling timely action to be taken to avoid consequential damage – we gave the client confidence in component health so that unnecessary maintenance could be avoided.
Supporting life extension of wind farms
We assessed time-expired components and equipment where replacement and upgrades were required. We carried out an independent review of data provided by the site’s operation and maintenance contractor to support our opinion of the structural integrity of the tower construction and foundations, and the safe extension of operating life.
Ensuring construction project is fit for purpose
Acting as owner’s engineer for the onshore development we reviewed contractor designs and assessed them against current standards and industry best practice. We liaised with the client and the contractor to highlight concerns and put forward alternative options.
Identifying blade loss cause will avoid future risks
Following our client’s loss of a wind turbine blade, we combined multiple capabilities – materials, mechanical and inspection – with our specialist knowledge of wind turbine operation, to provide an independent appraisal of the issues and practical guidance on future prevention. Our root cause analysis (RCA) includeda detailed review of hub and blade manufacture, build, operation and failure data. We remotely directed a metallurgical failure investigation.
Safe repair of wind turbine nacelle cracks
Fatigue cracking was discovered in welded bedplate joints of four nacelles from the same manufacturer at two of our client’s wind farms,
one onshore and one offshore. The cracking posed a significant risk to the integrity of the nacelle structure. Any repair of the cracking in the nacelle needed to ensure that the integrity of the structure, including bolted joints, was maintained during the repair process.
Innovation for offshore turbine foundations
When a vibration issue occurred in our client’s UK offshore wind farm, we used our owner operator experience and expert vibration analysis competencies to quickly and accurately solve the issue with minimum loss of generation and risk to the asset.
Independent technical risk assessment
An onshore wind farm in China gained independent and robust verification of low risk levels, as well as advice on additional preventative measures. Our risk review of the wind farm – a site of 32 1.5 MW turbines – involved close liaison with local personnel. Following on-site investigations and interviews, we identified, analyzed and prioritized potential risks and put forward mitigation measures. Results were presented in a consistent and easy-to-access format.
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